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Admission requirements

The programme is intended for top-level Italian and international students and it is subject to rigorous analysis of requisites for admission.
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent; a strong interest and/or previous studies in economics, management, sociology, political sciences or related subjects; undergraduate or graduate training in mathematics and quantitative methods or a strong motivation to quickly fill their gaps in these fields; a sound knowledge of spoken and written English.
The evaluation process will consider the applicants prior academic record and its consistency with the above mentioned criteria. Admission is based on academic excellence.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:
a) Applicants who have obtained their bachelor's degrees from Italian Universities are eligible for admission if they hold a 'laurea' degree pertaining to any one of the "classi di laurea" (degree classes) listed below under the heading "Note 1". Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies at foreign universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor's degree in economics, political science, or other broadly related subjects (from history to industrial engineering, from management to mathematics, from philosophy to sociology, and so on), provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian "laurea" degrees listed below (Note 1).

b) All candidates holding a different bachelor's degree from the ones listed in Note 1 must have earned at least 9 ECTS in economics or mathematics/ statistics. The ECTS credit value of foreign applicants undergraduate studies will be assessed by the MHR admissions committee. Applicants holding an Italian bachelor's degree must have earned the required credits within the set of admissible "settori scientifico-disciplinari" (disciplinary scientific sectors) listed below under the heading "Note 2". Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies at foreign universities should exhibit a comparable academic record or competence in logic, statistics and mathematics.

c) Proficiency in English at a B2 level or higher, under to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission.
The B2-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:

- By a Bachelor's degree with English as teaching Language. The degree must be uploaded when submitting the online application.

- By a language certification at or above B2, obtained no more than 3 years earlier. For the list of language certifications recognized by the University please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test…). The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application.

- By the English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The certificates must be less than four years old, and will be assessed administratively, without the applicant having to attach any certificates.

- By the entrance test, which will be delivered by SLAM. The calendar of the entrance test will be posted on the SLAM website and on the Degree Course website (https://mhr.cdl.unimi.it/en/enrolment). All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.
Candidates who do not sit or pass the entrance test cannot sit further tests.
Candidates who do not sit or pass the entrance test will have until 31 August 2022 to obtain and submit one of the recognized certifications to the SLAM.

Students who do not meet the requirement by 31 August will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme.


d) Admission will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, coherence of their previous curriculum with the learning objectives of the Master's degree in Management of Human resources, and a test which will be assigned upon application. Applicants might be interviewed for admission.
Each applicant will have to submit, together with the application, a detailed curriculum vitae. Failing to provide the above mentioned documentation, the applicant will be excluded from the admission procedure.

* Note 1 (in Italian)
- L-05 - Filosofia
- L-08 - Ingegneria dell'Informazione
- L-09 - Ingegneria industriale
- L-14 - Scienze dei servizi giuridici
- L-16 - Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione
- L-18 - Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale
- L-20 - Scienze della comunicazione
- L-24 - Scienze e tecniche psicologiche
- L-31 - Scienze e tecnologie informatiche
- L-33 - Scienze economiche
- L-35 - Scienze matematiche
- L-36 - Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali
- L-37 - Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace
- L-40 - Sociologia
- L-41 - Statistica


* Note 2 (in Italian)
At least 9 ECTS: SECS-S/01 - Statistica; SECS-S/03 - Statistica economica; SECS-S/05 - Statistica sociale; SECS-S/06 - Metodi matematici dell'economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie; SECS-P/05 - Econometria; MAT/01 - Logica matematica; MAT/05 - Analisi matematica; MAT/06 - Probabilità e statistica matematica
Deadlines

Admission

Application for admission: from 15/03/2022 to 30/06/2022

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022


Attachments and documents

Admission notice


Please note

Non-EU visa applicants are required to apply for admission no later than 31 May 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be evaluated and it will in no case be possible to request the refund of the admission fee.

Admission criteria

Admission will be decided on the basis of the overall evaluation by the Admission committee of the candidate’s:

  1. Curricular requirements
  2. English proficiency
  3. Admission test 
  4. Personal competencies and skills

 

A - An Italian degree (ex. DM 270 /04) in the following classes or an Italian degree (ex DM 509/99) in the subjects equivalents to those listed above (*see note 1).
 

* Note 1 (in Italian)

  • L-05 - Filosofia
  • L-08 - Ingegneria dell'Informazione
  • L-09 - Ingegneria industriale
  • L-14 - Scienze dei servizi giuridici
  • L-16 - Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione
  • L-18 - Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale
  • L-20 - Scienze della comunicazione
  • L-24 - Scienze e tecniche psicologiche
  • L-31 - Scienze e tecnologie informatiche
  • L-33 - Scienze economiche
  • L-35 - Scienze matematiche
  • L-36 - Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali
  • L-37 - Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace
  • L-40 - Sociologia
  • L-41 - Statistica

*Note 1 - equivalent degree

  • Philosophy
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Law sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Economics and Management
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Social sciences for cooperation, development and peace
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

 

B - Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies at foreign universities are eligible for admission if they hold a bachelor's degree in economics, political science, or other broadly related subjects (from history to industrial engineering, from management to mathematics, from philosophy to sociology, and so on), provided that their bachelor's degree may be regarded as equivalent to one of the Italian degrees listed above.


C – Candidates holding a different degree qualification can apply if they meet the following minimum requirements:

- Must have earned at least 9 ECTS in economics or mathematics/ statistics.

 

Applicants holding an Italian bachelor's degree must have earned the required 9 credits within the set of admissible disciplinary scientific sectors("settori scientifico-disciplinari") listed below.

 

SECS-S/01 - Statistica; SECS-S/03 - Statistica economica; SECS-S/05 - Statistica sociale; SECS-S/06 - Metodi matematici dell'economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie; SECS-P/05 - Econometria; MAT/01 - Logica matematica; MAT/05 - Analisi matematica; MAT/06 - Probabilità e statistica matematica

 

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies at foreign universities must exhibit a comparable academic record in logic, statistics, and mathematics. The ECTS credit value of foreign applicants’ undergraduate studies will be assessed by the MHR admission committee.

 

Proficiency in English at a B2 level or higher, under to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission. 

The B2-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission. Candidates can prove their English level in one of the following ways:

 

  1. Holding a Bachelor’s degree with English as teaching Language. The degree must be uploaded when submitting the online application.
  1. Providing a language certification at or above B2, obtained no more than 3 years earlier (2 years for TOEFL). For the list of language certifications recognized by the University please review Accepted language certificates | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)). The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application.
  1. Having achieved the required English level during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The certificates must be less than four years old, and will be assessed administratively, without the applicant having to attach any certificate.
  1.  Sitting for an English entrance test, which will be delivered by SLAM. The calendar of the entrance test will be posted on the SLAM website and on the Degree Course website (https://mhr.cdl.unimi.it/en/enrolment). All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.

 

Candidates who do not sit or pass the English entrance test cannot sit further tests.

Candidates who do not sit or pass the English entrance test will have until 31 August 2022 to obtain and submit one of the recognized certifications to the SLAM.

Candidates who do not meet the requirement by 31 August will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme.

All candidates must complete an online test to ascertain their basic knowledge in the following areas:

  • Labour Economics
  • Labour Law and regulations
  • Theories of Organization and individual-organization relationship (e.g., Scientific Management Theory, Administrative Theory, Human Relation, Bureaucracy, System Approach and Contingency Approach; leading theories on work motivation)
  • Research methodology/descriptive statistics

The online admission test is composed of multiple choice questions.

The link to the test will be sent via e-mail to candidates only AFTER they apply and their applications are validated formally (which might take up to four weeks).

 

Example of study material:

1. Labour Economics area

George Borjas, Labor economics, McGraw Hill 2012

2. Labour Law and regulations area

A. S. Bronstein (2009). International and comparative labour law: current challenges. Palgrave Macmillan

3. Theories of Organization and individual-organization relationship areas

Hatch, M. J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives Oxford University press (Edition: 4th).

Latham, G. P., & Budworth, M.-H. (2007). The Study of Work Motivation in the 20th Century. In L. L. Koppes (Ed.), Historical perspectives in industrial and organizational psychology (p. 353–381). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers. https://www-2.rotman.utoronto.ca/facbios/file/08%20-%20Latham%20&%20Budworth%202007.pdf

Tosi, H. L. (2009). Theories of organization. Sage.

4. Descriptive statistics and research methodology areas

Marsh, C., & Elliott, J. (1988). Exploring data: an introduction to data analysis for social scientists. Cambridge: Polity Press.

 

Admission to the Master’s degree program is conditional on the assessment by the Admission Committee of candidates’ personal qualifications, competencies, and skills.


For candidates who meet the minimum requirements (curricular requirements + English proficiency), assessment of personal competencies and skills is based on academic merit and coherence of their previous curriculum with the learning objectives of the Master’s degree in Management of Human resources.  To this end, each applicant must submit, together with the application:


a) a detailed curriculum vitae. The required format is available below.

Candidates are required to include in the CV also

  • their cGPA o media dei voti ponderata if they are not graduated yet
  • or their final grade (or voto di laurea) if they are already graduated.


b) a transcript of record of their bachelor program, with the list of exams taken and relative grades, as well as the average grade obtained (media dei voti ponderata o cGPA) and, for graduated students, the final grade (voto di laurea o GPA). Foreign candidates are required to prepare a validated English version of their transcripts.
 

Failing to provide the compulsory documentation will result in the exclusion from the selection procedure.

 

N.B. Motivation and recommendation letters will not be considered for the admission.

The Admission Committee will evaluate candidates’ applications and will assign 100 points maximum for each candidate according to the following rules:
 

Criterion: Academic curriculum (maximum 50 points)


Description: quality of the previous degree (final grade o voto di laurea), as well as the average grade obtained in the bachelor program (GPA o media dei voti). Single grades obtained in business/management, mathematics, research methodology and statistics courses are also part of the evaluation.

 

Criterion: Basic Knowledge (maximum 30)

Description: level of basic knowledge in the core areas of the MSc assessed through the admission test.

 

Criterion: Choice coherence (maximum 20 points)


Description: level of coherence between candidate previous academic curriculum and/or working or studying experiences and the learning objectives of the MSc in Management of Human Resources.

 

Applicants who obtain less than 60 points will not be admitted. Applicants who obtain more than 80 points will be admitted without any further verification.

Applicants who obtain between 60 and 80 points will be invited for an online interview.

 

Online Interviews
The Admission Board reserves the possibility to request applicants an online interview held in English. The interview is aimed at verifying the basic knowledge in the core areas of the MSc listed above. Candidates in this situation will receive an e-mail with further details.

 

 

  1. The members of the Admission Committee verify if the candidate meets the curricular requirements;
  2. The University linguistic centre (SLAM) will assess if candidate meets the English requirements; In case candidate do not meet the English requirements, will receive a notification in the online portal and will be asked to sit for a language entry test;
  3. The Admission Committee will decide whether to admit, reject, or ask the candidate for an online interview;
  4. The candidate will receive the letter of admission/rejection, through the students’ application portal. Two notifications will be sent, one from the Linguistic Centre (SLAM) and the other one from the Admission Committee. Only if both notifications are positive, the candidate is admitted.

In case of admission, the applicant will be able to proceed with enrolment and pay the annual fees. The admitted applicants are kindly suggested proceeding with the enrolment as soon as the procedure opens.

 

Prospective students and applicants are warmly invited to read carefully the Frequent Asked Questions - FAQs here attached. In case of further questions, they can contact mhr@unimi.it.          

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

  • lowering for students who meet high merit requirements 
  • fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
  • support for students who have political refugee status.

More info at: Fees - current academic year

 

Financial support

University of Milan provides a number of economic benefits for its students with special requirements (merit, economic or personal conditions, international students) such as Excellence Scholarship.

Please have a look at this webpage for more information: Financial support | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it).

If you are an international student and you need more information on university fees or financial support, please contact the International Student Office (international.students@unimi.it ).

If you are an italian student you can contact Informa studenti 

 

The University of Milan offers to deserving enrolled students accommodation in halls of residence and apartments situated close to the university buildings, at favourable conditions, in order to guarantee them the right to education. Accommodations are assigned through call for applications published every year around July.

More info at: Accommodation | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)

Do you need information on How to request accomodation? Check here: How to request accommodation | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it).

If you are an international student and you need more information on accomodation please contact international.students@unimi.it.

If you are an italian student you can contact Informa studenti.

 

Refectory services and meals

The University offers to all regularly enrolled students a refectory service that includes an economically priced meal at different canteens. Please see the lit of available University canteens at this webpage  Refectory services and meals | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it).

 

International students who decide to study in Italy can count on the Welcome Desk, a service designed for students coming to Milan for the first time, but also for those who already live in the city and need to verify the validity of academic qualifications obtained abroad in order to enrol on one of our courses.

The Welcome Desk aims to be the international students’ point of reference to provide students the essential support during their first moves in Milan and our University.

 

Contacts

Welcome Desk
via S. Sofia, 9/1 – 20122 Milan
international.students@unimi.it

The office only receives by appointment. Book through the Infostudenti service, selecting ‘First year international students’ from the drop-down menu.
Applicants who are not enrolled, yet, can register to the service.